One of the football power houses in the country Mighty Be-forward Wanderers on Thursday outclassed the Salima-based soldiers Mafco fc 4-3 through post-match penalties to sail through to the quarter-finals of Standard Bank knockout Cup.
The game was played at jam-parked Civo Stadium in the capital Lilongwe.
Wanderers dominated the match from the first whistle but the striking force lacked the fire power and failed to unlock the defence of Mafco.
Although this was the case, Mafco created most of the chances but failed to turn the clear opportunities into goals.
In the 39th minute, Mafco was dealt with a big brawl as one of its defenders Paul Ndlovu was shown red card after registering a foul on Richard Chipuwa.
Mafco kept on fighting despite being one man down and the first half ended in all-draw.
Come second half, Wanderers also enjoyed much of the ball possession but failed to penetrate the solid defence of Mafco.
Mafco were always dangerous in counterattacks, but they failed to translate their chances into goals with Kalinda and Mgagula wasting six scoring opportunities.
Kalinda failed to slot the ball past an-out-of position Richard Chipuwa after he cleverly dodged Wanderers last man Kondwani Lufeyo and the game ended goal less.
In the penalty spot kicks, Mighty Wanderers managed to score four out five while Mafco scored three as two of its players, Oswald Mkagula and Zasha Non’goneza missed their spot kicks.
The development means Wanderers is through to the quarter-finals and will face Red Lions.